Raffaello Ducceschi

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Raffaello Ducceschi
Raffaello Ducceschi in 1987
Personal information
Full name Raffaello Fabio Ducceschi
Nationality Italian
Born (1962-02-25) February 25, 1962 (age 55)
Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Country Italy Italy
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Race walk
Club G.S. Fiamme Oro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 50 km: 3:44.27 (1988)

Raffaello Ducceschi (born February 25, 1962 in Sesto San Giovanni, Province of Milan)[1] is a retired male race walker from Italy.


Raffaello Ducceschi at work in Barcelona.

Raffaello Ducceschi won one medal, at individual level, at the International athletics competitions.[2] He participated at two editions of the Summer Olympics (1968 and 1972), he has 11 caps in national team from 1983 to 1989.[3]

Twice a finalist in the 50 kilometres race walk at the Olympic Games (in Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988), his best result was the 1987 World Championships in Athletics when though seized with dysentery during the race and was forced to spend several times at the roadside, however, was able to reach the arrival, getting the 4th place.

He was trained by from 1980 to 1984 by Roberto Vanzillotta, 1985-1986 by Antonio La Torre, the first half of 1987 by Peter Pastorini and from May 1987 to all 1988 by Sandro Damilano in Saluzzo with Maurizio and Giorgio Damilano.

Having carried out a career as an athlete, Duccechi moved to Barcelona, in Spain, where he is a professional graphic designer and teaches at the University.[4] Since 2001 practices and teaches Fitwalking.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 5th 50 km
1985 World Race Walking Cup St John's, Isle of Man 5th 50 km
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 13th 50 km
1987 World Student Games Zagreb, Yugoslavia 1st 20 km
World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 10th 50 km
World Championships Rome, Italy 4th 50 km
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 8th 50 km

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Raffaello Ducceschi" (in Italian). raffaduc.com. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI" (PDF). sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Annuario dell'Atletica 2009. FIDAL. 2009. 
  4. ^ "Curriculum di Raffaello Ducceschi" (in Italian). raffaduc.com. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fitwalking instructor" (in Italian). fitwalking.it. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 

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